2017 Planning Tips

WE ARE now down to the last few days of 2016. Where did this year go?! I can’t believe that it’s almost 2017 already!

I am always ecstatic with the coming of the New Year and it gets me into the mood for planning and setting goals for my year.

This 2017 is my second year of using a planner (religiously) because I often get lazy during the middle of the year and just leave it unfilled but I have improved now. And because I am currently starting to fill up my new planner for next year, I thought, why not share some easy planning ideas with you?

Mark the important dates

Birthdays/Anniversaries – I suck at remembering this (sorry friends) so that’s the first dates that I mark, I used to do this monthly but I think that it is much better to do it for the whole year so that you won’t forget to greet anyone.

Holidays – This makes vacation planning so much easier.

Miscellaneous – Just like the showing of your favorite TV shows or movie that you wanna see.MORE

PH remittances climb to $24.4B from January to October

THE money sent home by the overseas Filipinos for the first ten months rose by 3.9 percent year-on-year to $24.4 billion, the central bank said Thursday, December 29.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. said the personal remittances from land-based workers with work contracts of one year or more amounted to $19.0 billion while those from sea-based and land-based workers with work contracts of less than one year, excluding their expenditures abroad, totaled $5.1 billion.

Personal remittances in October, however, fell by 2.8 percent year-on-year to $2.3 billion.

Meanwhile, cash remittances from overseas Filipinos coursed through banks rose by 4.0 percent year-on-year in January to October to $22.1 billion.

In particular, remittances from land-based workers in the first ten months increased by 6.3 percent, compensating for the 3.7 percent decline in sea-based workers’ remittances.

Total cash remittances in October also declined by 3.0 percent year-on-year to $2.1 billion as remittances from sea-based workers declined by 11.1 percent while those from land-based workers slid by 0.6 percent.MORE

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PH gov’t to provide legal aid to jailed Filipina in Kuwait

THE government would provide legal and consular assistance to the Filipino woman sentenced to 10 years in jail after being convicted for joining the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Malacañang said on Tuesday, December 27.

In a statement, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the Duterte administration respects the decision of the Kuwaiti court to sentence the 32-year-old Filipina maid and deport her after her jail term.

Andanar said the Philippine Embassy to Kuwait would just make sure that the arrested Filipina would get due process.MORE